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BTS break YouTube’s 24-hour debut record with 45m views

Ahead of their US tour, which has already seen tickets selling out in a jiffy, K-Pop stars BTS have just broken a notable YouTube record.
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India may have around 100m users of music-streaming services

Last week saw the All About Music conference take place in India, with plenty of talk about how big the Indian music market is, and how large it might grow in the future. Journalist Amit Gurbaxani has published some of his...
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Dan + Shay ‘Tequila’ is most-streamed country track of 2018

Country artists Dan + Shay have had a big hit with their track ‘Tequila’ this year – including on streaming services. Label Warner Music Nashville says that the duo have just crossed 1bn on-demand career streams, including...
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Indian service Gaana says it now has 75m monthly users

In June this year, the CEO of Indian music-streaming service Gaana said that it had 60 million monthly active users. Just a couple of months later, that number has been upped significantly. CEO Prashan Agarwal revealed...
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Baidu says its DuerOS voice assistant is on 100m devices

For all the focus on Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri, it’s been clear this year that voice assistants developed by Chinese technology companies are going to play a big role in the future of smart speakers – and indeed,...
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Drake hits 50bn streams milestone: here’s how that breaks down for Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube

Universal Music’s Republic Records has announced the latest digital milestone for Drake: he’s “the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams across all global streaming platforms”. The news comes just a month after...
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iHeartRadio’s latest milestone is 120m registered users

iHeartRadio’s parent company may be enduring financial troubles, having filed for bankruptcy in March, but the streaming service has a new milestone to celebrate. “Thanks to all you music lovers, we’ve officially surpassed...
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Ninja gets 10m Twitch followers (and a Lollapalooza slot)

Tyler Blevins (aka Ninja) is the gamer who’s been attracting big audiences on Twitch and YouTube alike with his videos playing the game Fortnite. Oh, and he’s also the chap who helped Drake and Marshmello clamber on to...
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YouTube reaches new milestone: 1.9bn logged-in monthly users

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has revealed a new milestone for the service: 1.9 billion logged-in users a month, up from 1.5 billion in June 2017. Wojcicki published the figure in a blog post giving YouTube channel-owners...
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Indian streaming service Gaana trumpets its 60m active users

The recently-announced merger of Saavn and JioMusic, as well as the anticipated launch of Spotify, has made India an even-more interesting music-streaming market in 2018. Now Gaana, one of the other established local services,...
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BTS beat YouTube’s 24-hour views record for 2018

Despa-WHO-to? K-Pop band BTS are the flavour of the month (again) on YouTube with their new single ‘Fake Love’. According to the video service, the official video did 35.9m views in its first 24 hours: the biggest...
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Apple Music’s 50m milestone includes subscribers and trials

Just a month after Apple Music revealed it had 40 million paying subscribers, there’s a ’50 million’ milestone plastered over the tech-news sites. This isn’t the most startling growth the music-streaming world...